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4:04 PM ET ESPN+ will be the exclusive distributor of UFC pay-per-view events in the United States through 2025, ESPN and the UFC announced on Monday. This will make ESPN+ the single point of purchase for consumers for top UFC events, and extends the partnership between the companies for two additional years. The deal begins
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7:18 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Ariel Helwani Close ESPN Staff Writer Ariel Helwani is an MMA reporter at ESPN. Follow him on Twitter at @arielhelwani. Top UFC lightweights Al Iaquinta and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone have verbally agreed
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12:28 AM ET Dana White isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The president of the UFC announced Monday that he has agreed to a new seven-year deal to remain running the world’s leading mixed martial arts circuit. “Ari Emanuel and I just signed a new seven-year deal, too,” White said in an interview with Megan
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7:33 PM ET UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards is disputing Jorge Masvidal‘s account of a postfight scuffle between the two backstage on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Masvidal, while doing a live interview with ESPN, left midway through to confront Edwards. Masvidal then threw a few punches toward Edwards’ face, leaving a cut
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12:29 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print It’s Monday, time for another edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. There was a lot going on at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday. What’s next for the winners and losers of the event? Here’s ESPN’s take. This week’s show, aired live on
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12:45 AM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Conor McGregor fired up the Bruins with a pregame speech. Brad Marchand paid him tribute by doing a rendition of the MMA fighter’s walk after he scored his winner. Marchand scored 3:30 into overtime, lifting Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. “Yeah,
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9:56 PM ET LONDON — A postfight melee broke out backstage between UFC welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards on Saturday, shortly after Masvidal’s stunning victory over Darren Till in the main event of UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena. Masvidal (33-13) knocked out Till in the second round of their fight. Minutes later, while
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8:02 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim It’s been a dizzying fall for Darren Till, who just last September was undefeated going into a challenge for the UFC welterweight championship. Till lost on that night, and on Saturday he suffered a second straight defeat, knocked out by a devastating left hook from Jorge Masvidal in the main
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6:24 PM ET Phil MurphyESPN Video Great Britain’s first UFC champion is now its first Hall of Famer. The UFC announced Michael Bisping (31-9) as the first inductee of 2019 during Saturday’s event in London. He’s the fifth member of the Hall of Fame’s Modern Wing, joining Forrest Griffin, BJ Penn, Urijah Faber and Ronda
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1:46 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Before the UFC Fight Night main event between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal in London, a full slate of undercard fights with implications in a number of different divisions is underway. Follow along live. Mike Grundy defeats Nad Narimani by second-round TKO Mike
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6:26 PM ET The UFC has signed a Brazilian welterweight who became a viral sensation last month. Michel Pereira (22-9) has signed a new multifight deal with the promotion, sources told ESPN. MMAFighting.com first reported the news. Pereira gained notoriety last month for all the flashy moves he displayed en route to defeating Dae Sung
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11:26 AM ET The UFC hits London’s O2 Arena this weekend, with a welterweight main event between England’s Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal. Till, 26, is looking to reassert himself as a future star after suffering the first loss of his career to Tyron Woodley in September. Masvidal, 34, is looking to take a shortcut
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6:21 AM ET Bertt Okamoto LONDON — UFC welterweights Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal have each made weight for their headlining matchup at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Till (17-1-1), who is known for cutting a massive amount of weight, tipped the scales at 171 pounds. The 26-year-old flipped off the cameras shortly after making
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8:09 PM ET ESPN News Services HONOLULU — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of assaulting his wife, a fellow fighter who said he left her with a fractured eye socket. Arnold Berdon is expected to be sentenced to probation. His wife, Rachael Ostovich, filed for a temporary
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